This statement just issued by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office from the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson:

“I am deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life caused by the heavy flooding and landslides around the Freetown peninsular in Sierra Leone in the early hours of today. 

“My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected at this horrific time. We are working with the Government of Sierra Leone to provide support where necessary.”

Further action planned for first thing tomorrow morning.